Insurance Executive: We Expect Key Obamacare Deadline To Be Extended

AP

A top executive for a major insurance company said Wednesday that he expects the Obama administration to extend Obamacare’s open enrollment period beyond its current March 31 end date, according to Reuters.

“Our assumption is that there will be an extension to the open enrollment period,” Humana Chief Operating Officer Jim Murray told investors on a conference call.

Some members of Congress, including a group of 10 Democratic senators, have urged the administration to extend the enrollment period because of the early problems with HealthCare.gov.

But insurance industry sources have told TPM that an extension could lead to significant premium increases in 2015, and they are discouraging Congress and the administration from extending enrollment.

Administration officials have told TPM that they are not currently considering an extension.

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